Hawaii Island News, 01 October 2018

Accessed on 02 October 2018, 0335 UTC, Post #17739.

Source:  http://www.allhawaiinews.com

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “All Hawaii News.”  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Author:  Hawaii Island-based journalist Nancy Cook Lauer, who contributes articles to “West Hawaii Today” and the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

Hawaii Island

A lawsuit filed by a Big Island group seeking to limit helicopter trafficover the island will go before the U.S. Court of Appeals in November. Tribune-Herald.

A panel debated the upcoming November ballot question, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?”, during a forum in Hilo on Thursday night. Big Island Video News.

Proponents for and against a proposed amendment to the state constitution that aims to better fund public education debated merits of the upcoming ballot measure during a moderated panel forum Thursday at the Arc of Hilo. Tribune-Herald.

Years after the development of a preservation plan designed to protect historic properties at Laaloa Beach Park, a subcommittee of the county’s Cultural Resources Commission is pushing the county to make full implementation of that plan a priority. West Hawaii Today.

Puna Councilwoman Jen Ruggles sent a letter to the CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems stating the state’s largest private employer “may have committed the international crime of genocide against aboriginal Hawaiians.” Tribune-Herald.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts